Note to Reporters: Team members and advisors will be available for interviews and reporters can ride in EcoCAR2 driven by a team member. Other electric vehicles will also be available to test drive.
WHAT: Demonstration of CSU EcoCAR2, the first-ever hydrogen fuel cell plug-in electric vehicle designed and built at Colorado State University. The vehicle uses no gasoline, running on a combination of compressed hydrogen gas and electricity, and produces no emissions other than clean water.
WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 3:30-5 p.m.
WHERE: Colorado State University Oval, Laurel and Howes St., Fort Collins (metered parking available in the Lory Student Center lot)
DETAILS: The vehicle, designed and built by a team of CSU faculty and undergraduate and graduate students, is headed to the year-two finals of the EcoCAR2 Competition at the GM Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. EcoCAR2 is a national three-year collegiate competition that challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. This event is a send-off for the car; team members and advisors will be available for interviews and reporters can ride in EcoCAR2 driven by a team member.
SPONSORS: CSU Vehicle Innovation Team, Colorado State University, Northern Colorado Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors, Drive Electric Northern Colorado